Louisiana Senate Committee to Hear Pro-Gun Legislation
Pro-Gun Bills Pass Out of the House and Head to the Senate
Act Now and Urge the Senate Judiciary “C” Committee to Support Pro-Gun Legislation
This past Friday four pro-gun bills passed out of the House with overwhelming support and are now scheduled to be heard by the Senate Judiciary “C” Committee on Thursday, May 28th, at 8:00 a.m.
With the shortened legislative session quickly coming to an end, it is important that we as gun owners continue to take action to let the committee members know that we are in full support of the following bills which help to secure our right to protect ourselves and our families, especially during times of emergency.
If you plan on attending the hearing, you can view directions to the state capitol here. Additionally, please note that due to the COVID-19 declared emergency, special guidelines for visitors to the capital have been posted.
I ask you to continue your unwavering support for our Second Amendment rights by contacting the members of the Senate Judiciary C Committee and urging them to support these pro-gun bills:
House Bill No. 140, by Rep. Blake Miguez (R) Dist. 49, strengthens Louisiana’s firearm preemption law by prohibiting any governing authority of a political subdivision (local government) from enacting any ordinance or regulation that is more restrictive than state law concerning the possession of a weapon or firearm in certain commercial establishments and public buildings.
House Bill No. 334, by Rep. Bryan Fontenot (R) Dist. 55, authorizes a concealed handgun permit holder to carry a concealed handgun in a church, synagogue, mosque, or other similar place of worship without being subject to the present limitation on a permit holder’s authority to carry in such places.
House Bill No. 746, by Rep. Ray Garofalo (R) Dist. 103, creates an exception to the illegal carrying of weapons by allowing any person who can lawfully possess a firearm to carry a concealed firearm during a mandatory evacuation in a declared state of emergency or disaster.
House Bill No. 781, by Rep. Blake Miguez (R) Dist. 49, removes the authority of executive and chief law enforcement officers to regulate the manufacture, sale, and possession of firearms or ammunition during a declared emergency or disaster, or public health emergency.